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Fundamentals of EMS, NMS and OSS/BSS by Jithesh Sathyan

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Chapter 1

What Is EMS?

This chapter is intended to provide the reader with a basic understanding of Element Management System. At the end of this chapter you will have a good understanding of what is a network element, the need for managing a network element, how an element management system fits into telecom architecture, and some of the major vendors involved in the development of EMS.

1.1 Introduction

Industries are highly dependent on their networking services for day-to-day activities from sending mail to conducting an audio/video conference. Keeping services running on the resource is synonymous with keeping the business running. Any service is offered by a process or set of processes running on some hardware. A set of hardware makes up ...

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